The personal is political, is spiritual. Before anything comes into being, it is spirit, energy.
It may begin with a wish, a new picture for a better way of living. Perhaps there is a deep desire to let go of the status quo, because it simply doesn’t work anymore. It’s time to get out of the way – here comes the future. It’s evolution, baby!
Revolution comes from within. Before any change is created in the outer world, (see ‘Egypt’, ‘Libya’, ‘Wisconsin’…. and many more), it first of all begins within. True revolution is not imposed on us from some force ‘out there’. We create it; when we are ready for new growth and change, it comes easily. If there is resistance to change, or controls in the way of change happening, it will happen anyway, but less peacefully.
As we’ve seen throughout human history, when people no longer put up with despotic rulers, lies, and greedy motives, revolution happens. Young people in particular, seeing themselves as having less to lose and being less entrenched in their self images, stuff, bills, etc… are often the ones to stand up and demand change.
From Wikipedia: A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, “a turn around”) is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time.
People become accustomed to what they know, to the status quo. Art, music, and fashion don’t do this; the marketplace can’t survive long on old ideas. Why then should we continue to live under old ways of doing things, when it is obvious that they no longer serve us? It is difficult to live up to our true potential as human beings while living in a climate of fear and hatred. Did that, check!
It’s time to move on to what is present time. How about a nice big serving of social justice for starters?
Get enough folks together who are done with war, and there will be no more war. We’ll spend all of that money on education, health, art, and making peace instead. Gather enough of us who want to live sustainably and in peace, and it will happen. When a large number of people wake up and decide that it’s time to value what really has value, like a healthy earth, peaceful human relationships, and being able to live happy lives, that will all be created, by us.
Most interesting of all is the spiritual evolution that arises and helps to bring on the revolutions human beings create and experience. When you’ve reached your saturation point, when you’re through buying into the unconsciousness and lies that have been ruling over you, you are in the midst of your own personal revolution.
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